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a day of reckoning for the egyptian president as millions take to the streets demanding here in athens powered by tuesday after a disastrous year in office that's brought the country to its knees. your crowds are up in arms over the sheer scale of washington's spying against them is revealed in leaked documents calling it a throwback to the cold war meanwhile venezuela hints at a possible asylum for the man behind those revelations edward snowden. britain's biotech dr downing street. brace g.m. food despite a wall of rage from activists and health organizations who say politicians and corporations are treating consumers like guinea pigs.
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welcome you watching r.t. with me andrew farmer. now egypt's protest movement has given the president an ultimatum step down by choose day or face a mass rebellion some twenty million rage citizens have flooded cities across the nation in a show of frustration among hamad morsi is failure to keep the promises he made when he came to power a year ago at least seven people have been killed and more than six hundred injured during the rallies so far true reports now from cairo. millions every gyptian came down to the streets in nationwide protests against president mohamed morsi on sunday the first anniversary of his time in office international news outlets actually said this could be the largest demonstration seen in the history of the world certainly in the can. opportune at this marches stretched out towards the
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horizon as they descended on the free square and the presidential palace scenes of risk where on the presidential palace behind me on sunday the world largely peaceful however there was an episode to find and at towards the muslim brotherhood bank headquarters in the cutting district of the capital about five hundred people were supposedly came to the building and attacked it with mona talks and ropes security forces for their part and to contain the violence firing tear gas canisters and this is led to reports that the for the president himself may have left the pickup or two at the security reasons his spokesperson spoke on behalf of the presidency places on the evening saying the gas the presidency had made mistakes to be very difficult given the cold on the opposition to have dialogue this is unlikely to happen as opposition forces have already said in numerous statements that enough is enough they don't want to die and they don't believe the
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president mohamed morsi is fit to who makes my protests were fulfilled by lawsuits initiative tomorrow to be credible he said they'd like to twenty two million signatures calling for the and should prejudice they said that is too many homes in the country it's a failing economy worsening fuel and water shortages why should rich prices as well as human rights abuses and he needs to resign now and they've actually reportedly are given him a deadline to choose they fight the enemy saying he must resign by this is really a divided egypt and with two different sides who are on going to back down meanwhile just a few kilometers away from the presidential palace where mass demonstrations are happening against the president those who support the president mohamed morsi at that only demonstration it's people by the islamic and millions a coalition of islamist parties in support of the president on his organization the missing brother and they said the president was democratically elected and that school the only way to remove him from office is through the elections it will be a demonstration. digital this is
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a red line and slam the opposition forces including tomorrow as being dogs and it just emits these divisions increasing across the country and violence rising people and that the situation is not going to end anytime soon he was the ship's calm. political activist says morsi has betrayed the ideas of the revolution. the people statement is regardless of the political process it's peoples that is outs and that will rule against anyone who thinks they can hijack this revolution mercy never fulfilled any of his promises never even his own elections program so that people you know voting for him is no member valid because he's never fulfilled those promises he came to any early elections this year came through revolution and he did not respect the revolution that put them there the other thing is that i would like to see very much a unified none fragmented opposition that can negotiate with
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a cutting government a smooth transition and a peaceful one it's very important that the muslim brotherhood realize that we're going to go anywhere and that they really need to rethink their strategies and transition smoothly and give up the powers because there's no talk about credibility and legitimacy with almost any time ation out on the streets still ahead syria is bracing itself for a flood of american weapons a major u.s. claims the deadly cargo will only be given to so-called moderate rebel fighters big critics warn they will just prolong the two year conflicts and lead to even greater bloodshed that story coming up. the fate of the fugitive whistleblower edward snowden may be decided today in moscow where venezuelan president nicolas maduro is g. to arrive the leader of the world's most oil rich nation has hinted that if snowden
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requests it he could be given asylum by caracas all of this is europe reels from revelations that its leaders have been victims of u.s. bugging and surveillance well let's cross c p skin off with the details you go you go bring us up to speed then what are the chances of edward snowden receiving asylum from venezuela chief think. well edward snowden has already asked ecuador for political asylum and they're currently reviewing the request but there is speculation that the question is still far from having been decided so the second or so already granted political asylum to julian songe was wanted by the u.s. and it seems this whole story around edward snowden is creating even more problems for relations between ecuador and the united states. that the n.s.a. may have started intercepting ecuadorian government telecommunications after the full story you would know them and apparently the country is under
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a lot of pressure right now from washington but when it comes to venezuela it's a recently elected president nicolas maduro who's visiting moscow today on monday he himself said that there's a great chance that snowden could get political asylum in his country if he officially asked for it now the former n.s.a. contractor himself is believed to be in the russian capital he arrived to the transit zone airport around a week ago from hong kong with an invalid american passport and the u.s. asking for his actual dition. well we are continuing to have more leaks from edward snowden in particular yesterday of mass surveillance by washington on the e.u. offices noso united nations offices what's been the reaction to that. snowden so latest revelations have been published by german media which reports that the national security agency in the u.s. every month listens to around half
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a billion of private phone conversations in germany alone also monitors the telecommunications of e.u. leaders and senior officials allegedly bugged the e.u. government offices including its headquarters in brussels and according to a document allegedly leaked by snowden the n.s.a. ranks the european union as a third degree. according to the same group with countries like china and saudi arabia all of this is caused major outrage in the e.u. many officials saying that if these reports are true it would be a significant blow to the relations with washington some of them really two world war you would tactics and the food situation is even great nubia latest fried agreements between the e.u. the e.u. was worth hundreds of billions ok thank you hugo that hugo piece of live from moscow. on nicholas and mature i will be joining the leaders of some of the world's top gas producing nations in moscow today looking at ways to keep global energy
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supply stable coordinated or jacks to balance supply and demand will figure heavily at the summit at a time when the controversial practice supply drilling fracking is upsetting markets and the environment artie's pilbeam will have borne this a little later. the sheer scope of america's surveillance against europe has prompted analysts to look for motives with one intelligence expert saying it all fits into the realm of economic espionage. this is spying for economic reasons mainly it is economical espionage is the one thing to steal national secrets from companies to to destroy jobs and to import jobs to their own countries so what the emergency like to do is to destroy jobs in countries like germany and countries
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like france where to the reality of what we do with the public is just to say while it is the chinese to spy for economical reasons it is the russians it is south korea or whatever but in reality of the biggest enemy obviously chills the united states is the united kingdom so it's elyse spying against all odds and if you are interested in just how us intelligence harvest prices your data you can head to r.t. dot com for an explanation and that we've got plenty more on snowden's latest revelations and his efforts to capture we've got more nice in a couple minutes. british
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global economy. is a big picture. now britain is pushing for a lift of the e.u. tighter regulations on genetically modified food with the country's environment secretary saying g.m. farming is actually safer than many of the alternatives the government wants the
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widespread caution towards g.m. agriculture to be reassessed but the prime minister has stopped short of saying he would eat such products himself so let's take a look at why biotech foods are so controversial genetically modified organisms which were initially implanted into stable crops which is corn and rice and now ending up in products ranging from meat to milk and chocolate and around ninety percent of all biotech seeds are produced by the american food giant monsanto which is causing global controversy with its aggressive expansion strategy the company's accused of society stifling small businesses and driving farmers to desperation that economic backlash is combined with growing fears over the health implications of biotech food and g.m. activists are raising the alarm they warn of side effects ranging from simple allergies to devastating immune problems but environmental groups including green pages are playing down those claims they say that no harm from searching greed is
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has been scientifically proven and that the most dangerous factor is the lack of information on how they really affect us all in this now from artie's polly. it's controversial but britain's environment secretary says that the public should embrace genetically modified food it's a hard sell though campaign is say it's dangerous to human health whereas the scientific community supports the technology and if it is a safe as they and the government are sure it is and the argument for g.m. food is quite compelling it would allow farmers to grow crops in tough conditions and thus help to feed hungry mouths around the world the u.s. and brazil already must have produces of the stuff and the british government says the u.k. shouldn't be getting left behind to talk more about this i'm joined by dr robert he's the founder for the alliance for natural health which campaigns against g.m. foods talked of attack there are a billion hungry mouths in the world and we're being told that this technology is
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safe shouldn't we embrace it in that case well if you look at all the real developments in raising eels it hasn't actually occurred through g.m. it's occurred through conventional breeding practices and we know that the european authorities have probably one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems compared with other parts of the world but only two crops have actually got through the net for cultivation over fifty have been approved for consumption but of course the majority of it is given to animals and not to humans what are the risks in this case how is it dangerous to human health there's been a lot of g.m. produced of course a large amount of it going to animals but the u.s. population has been eating a lot of g.m. corner a lot of g.m. soy and they say well we can't see the effect we believe looking at humans as guinea pigs is not a great way of doing it particularly given the fact that we're only looking at really one or two generations of exposure why is the government so keen to develop this technology in that case and who would be benefiting from it if they did there
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are about a half a dozen companies that are the key players in this areas of which monsanto is the biggest and they've been putting huge pressure on governments they're all doing that the biggest problem is concentrating the agricultural reese. and particularly seed supply in the hands of a few companies and these companies have a lot of sway with the major governments in the world including the u.k. government up to back many thanks for your comments but as one environmental group said the british government's attempt to get g.m. food back on the menu is like flogging a dead horse and despite any of the scientific arguments for it one thing that you couldn't argue with is that g.m. food just doesn't have a good reputation a survey last month showed that only twenty one percent of the u.k. population supports the technology. r.t. london now we have plenty more stories on our website including human rights watch sets its sights on saudi arabia you organization urges the country to keep its hands off the internet after it jailed seven people for inciting protests on
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facebook and also that a new military build up on the screen printing the north is reported to be beefing up its troops on the border you can read more about that at r.t. dot com. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the yard p. interviews an intriguing story are you. trying. to find out more visit or a big. dog called. the u.s. claims it has found a way to make sure the arms it sends to the rebels in syria fall into the wrong hands this comes after leaked reports from the cia that it's about to start funneling heavy weapons to rebel fighters but again reports this concern within the
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u.s. political establishment that extremist groups could be the ones to benefit. as war torn syria braces for an influx of u.s. arms some u.s. politicians ask whether president obama has carried out background checks on syrian rebels before giving them weapons this is a tweet from senator ted cruz and it's a snarky comment given president obama's push for more stringent rules for gun here in the united states as for flooding syria with weapons the administration's standards may be quite different from those applied at home the obama administration claims it's familiar with the backgrounds of those the u.s. is arming in syria there are greater guarantees now that the weapons should be transferred to moderates and to directly the syrian opposition but many ask how do you determine degrees of moderate amid a bloody civil war where the opposition fight is riddled with horrifying executions
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scenes like the. ability what happens is that. the more radical elements will have access to these weapons and that's and there's really no foolproof way of insuring against them the fear is that the libyan scenario is being set in motion again this time in syria we have as a result of both the u.s. and nato intervention in libya the unleashing of a massive cache of weapons from libya both weapons that came from the west as well as weapons that were part of gadhafi is caches and then made their way across the borders into money to actually create havoc not only in mali put throughout the region u.s. politicians ability to do background checks on those who they backed has been compromised a number of times in the past whether it was with osama bin laden or with syrian kidnappers and criminals in senator mccain's photo album his office later issued a statement saying the senator did not know the rebels by their names when he
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agreed to take a photo with them it shows the utter confusion and. inability to determine who the good guys are and who the bad guys are the obama administration claims that it is sited to flood syria with more weapons because the u.s. has evidence that the syrian government has used chemical weapons the u. when in the meantime says it has no proof as to who used chemical weapons in syria and there are indications that chemical weapons went to turkey and into the hands of the emotional. states in terms of looking at that you don't hear you hear a peep when the u.s. there's a grenade at this one group in syria that terrorist organization the rest of the syrian opposition criticize the u.s. for that and demanded that washington reverse its decision they were thankful to all those for its assistance in fighting on their side and keeping that in mind one should ask are there any guarantees that those getting u.s. weapons in syria now will share america's values in washington i'm going to check
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out. some more international news in brief now curry has become the twenty eighth member of the european union sparking celebrations across the country for many war torn state has gone through several years of tough and sometimes unpopular economic reforms to become a part of the e.u. but now in its fifth year of recession with one in five people out of work there are widespread public down the whether this new status will actually bring benefits . in brazil police have clashed with protesters angry at cuts to public services and the large amounts of money being spent on sporting events thousands crowded outside the stadium where the national football team defeated spain in the confederations cup final tone has been overshadowed by ongoing protests that have brought hundreds of thousands of people out into the streets over the last two weeks. at least nineteen firefighters have been confirmed dead after battling
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a wildfire that's been raging for the past three days in the u.s. state of arizona the blaze is. ated the small town of yarnell damaging buildings and forcing residents to evacuate is believed to have started with a lightning strike in a forest the flames then spreading very quickly in high winds. the world's gas producing giants both nations and corporations are gathering in moscow to sift through the challenges facing the industry among them our financial troubles new technology and fracking and environmentally dubious practice that's been jumped on by u.s. energy for artie's katie pill being reports on the order of the day. the world's biggest gas countries and companies have sent delegations to moscow to discuss their continued dominance of the industry now there is plenty on the agenda including how to develop in these tough economic times along with new energy technologies and efforts to protect the environment so who are the member countries
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that at this summit well we can see in the blue russia is joined by a run and egypt there are thirteen members in total plus four observers in the orange that including iraq norway according to the organization the gas reserves of the member countries all together accumulate sixty two percent of the world's natural gas reserves as for russia energy companies account for whole of the value of the russian stock market exports make up ten percent of the national total other form comes at a time when liquefied natural gas is a hot topic of debate because the us is on the brink of becoming a major exporter of l.n.g. thanks to fracking lead energy which is meant the u.s. gas prices have collapsed the design prices in the rest of the world especially europe have jumped gas prices are now five times higher in europe than in the u.s. environmental concerns surrounding the shale gas have been flagged up by the president of russia himself rather made putin erase of these spoke of ground water
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becoming contaminated by the fracking process and the high cost of production putin has also worried russia's energy companies to rise to the challenge of shell and hill no doubt in the dissidents at the gas forum do exactly the same in most cases day. it's coming up to help us nine here in moscow up next here now it's a special report that. south carolina is playing around with the idea of using shame plates which are license plates that can display special messages the department of motor vehicles would have complete access to all these plates and be able to display text on them
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like suspended uninsured amber alert or stolen you know i actually don't mind the idea of using shame as a punishment i guess it could be a real deterrent to have drunken loser written over the license plate of someone who drinks and drives in fact drugged driving plates have been in place in some states for a while but the problem is that more often than not shame penalties aren't a v. punishment for a crime but just a bonus one in my native ohio you can go to jail for three to thirty days and have your license suspended for one or three years for driving which is a brutal punishment in a country where everyone drives to work you see people are already punished for drunk driving and in america when you pay your debt to society i.e. you get out of jail you're supposed to have a clean slate but the bonus license plate suspension and possible punishment plates make this a triple sentence ignoring the fact that the government will be able to practically display words on your person like a brand on cattle is bad enough but multiple punishments for the same crime seems
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like a bit of a she think to me but that's just my opinion. because the play is called two arrows. is about a tribe that lives somewhere separately. in a jungle. just like us they love and struggle for power is a life. the
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this is a graduation play put on by fourth year students at the state's special institute of arts. students all of the students are either hearing impaired or completely deaf.
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to the sponsors and it's a special institute of arts where hearing impaired people study and get a higher education. but unfortunately quite often the students can't find a job after graduating from good. enough if this is why our institute rector gave us an opportunity to start with theatre where our graduates can perform. just drove one spot let's do a run through gently from start to finish let's check everything repeated smoothly and with gusto for the home she's asked to repeat the dance again the final one right.
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